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A recent study published by a global think tank has ranked Canada the 12th safest country to reside in during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ‘COVID-19 Regional Safety Assessment’ by Deep Knowledge Group studied 200 countries and regions and found the 20 countries in the world where public health measures have mitigated the most severe effects of the pandemic.

According to the 250 page report, analysts took into account 130 “quantitative and qualitative parameters”.

They then gathered more than 11,400 bits of data, including quarantine efficiency, government handling, hospital availability, COVID-19 monitoring and detection, protection against infection, emergency preparedness, and overall mortality rates.

At number 12, Canada ranked in the top tier of the countries and regions that have done the best job of weathering the pandemic.

The top three countries are Switzerland, Germany, and Israel.

(Deep Knowledge Group)

Click here to read the full report.